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Four years after BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster: South Australia must avoid this risk

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BP, the company responsible for the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 plan to start deep sea drilling for oil and gas in waters of the Great Australian Bight off South Australia as early as 2015. “BP wants to drill in waters off South Australia that are far rougher, and far more remote than the Gulf of Mexico. That disaster was in 1.5km of water, here BP could be drilling in waters far deeper” said The Wilderness Society Campaigner Kathryn Warhurst.
 
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Premier misrepresents the consequences of his own TFA actions

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The Wilderness Society today corrected the Premier’s assertions about the ‘non-contentious’ nature of Tasmanian timber produced from areas established under the terms of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement (TFA), given his actions to ‘tear up’ the TFA and enable logging in TFA legislated reserves.
 
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Fatal flaws in Kimberley coal mine proposal: submission

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Environment groups will today hand over to the EPA a detailed submission in response to the proposal from Rey Resources Ltd to dig the first coal mine in the Kimberley – on the edge of the Fitzroy River. 
 
 
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Advisory group’s plan won’t save Leadbeater’s Possum

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Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group compromised by logging lobby group.  Advisory group could not consider stopping logging of Leadbeater Possum’s habitat.  Leadbeater’s Possum needs large Great Forest National Park to survive. 
The recommendations of the Victoria Government’s Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group will not stop the extinction of the state’s endangered animal emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum, the Wilderness Society said today.
 
 

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